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Intel Turbo Boost Messing it up !

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February 9, 2013 6:26:42 PM

i have a toshiba laptop p770 ( with the latest drivers and bios version and it was recently cleaned so it's free of dust and it has win 7 64bit ) with an intel processor
i7-2670qm which uses intel turbo boost to oc from 2.2 to 3.1 ...

i have been experiencing some lag, stuttering, freezes and audio loop .. in gaming and in video playing and editing ( pretty much everything lags ) even counter strike 1.6 which is a very old game, However i didn't experience any problems with
DmC ( devil may cry 5 ), which was stable, i noticed that it only uses 1.6ghz ( with cpu-z ) and that it's locked at that speed ... so i did some research and ended up disabling intel turbo boost from the bios, the processor was running at a stable 2.2Ghz and everything ran just fine, the problem is fixed, except 2.2ghz isn't enough for me, i need the turbo boost so that i can reach 3.1ghz ...

i need a way to fix the turbo boost problem OR get rid of it completely and overclock my cpu to 3.0GHz ... ( let's assume heat is not an issue )

( in case you need it, my gpu is nvidia gt540m )

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February 9, 2013 7:10:18 PM

Where did you get your drivers from?
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February 9, 2013 8:03:33 PM

turbo boost does not usually come into play if all 4 cores are being used because the processor gets too hot too fast.
3.1 is for if only 1 core is being used
I'm guessing because I couldnt find the exact turbo steps but its probably something like 2.9ghz for 2 cores and 2.5ghz for 3 cores active.
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February 9, 2013 8:05:18 PM

Could be heat problems, laptop+any kind of overclocking = heat or other problems.
February 10, 2013 12:12:37 PM

- i got the drivers from the toshiba website
- i'm sure it's not a heat problem, the cpu temperature is 47°C when running a game

i recorded a video of whats happening during the freezes

the game freezes completely when turbo boost drops to energy saver, and it lags when it changes frequency, just watch ....
February 10, 2013 12:17:03 PM

i forgot to mention that the game i used to test ( cs 1.6 ) uses only 1 processor core, but it's the same deal with pretty much all games and the media player and even chrome sometimes ....
February 10, 2013 4:24:57 PM

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See if Intel gives you the option to update to a newer, generic, driver. See if that helps. If not I am 100% sure its compatibly issue. And I mean the BIOS, the chipset, and the driver are not compatible with each other. Maybe the driver introduced a new feature where the way it changes between frequencies is a little bit different, but the BIOS has not been updated to support that difference.